Your child’s classroom experience will be as successful and productive as the energy and commitment that goes into it. I truly consider parents as my partners! Thank you in advance for your assistance!
You may volunteer time in the classroom, help out occasionally on field trips, plan class parties, be a WATCH DOG, or come in and introduce special skills or talents with us. I encourage you to attend as many school events as possible and truly look forward to working with each of you. Please remember, a current and verified Volunteer Form is required!
What YOU can do at home to help your child learn!
- Start each day right; a calm beginning at home makes the school day so much better.
- Encourage your child to have a healthy breakfast, snack and lunch.
- Try to have your child sleep at least eight (8) hours each night.
- Praise your child each day for something he or she has done.
- Listen attentively to what your child shares about their school experiences. Laugh and talk too!
- Stress attendance. If your child is ill, home is the best place, otherwise your child needs to take advantage of every school day.
- Keep the lines of communication open between yourself and ME! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email.
- Please inform me of any family situations that could influence your child's behavior. (death of a pet, new baby, extended business trip, etc.)
- Take your child to the library and encourage reading for pleasure.
- Stress organization of school notebook, materials, etc.
- Provide pencils, glue, scissors, paper, etc. for your child to use.
- Be positive! Point out his or her strengths before discussing areas of improvement.
- Balance extracurriculuar activities and recognize that PLAY is important too!
- To spark curiosity and creativity
- Emphasize Life-Long Learning
- Develop Organization Skills
- Make new friends
- Support each other
- Have FUN!
- Strong work habits and effort
- Responsible behavior
- Positive Attitude
- Mutual Respect
- A move toward independence-decision making, goal setting, time management, etc.
Our class will be guided by “inquiry,” which is defined as a search for knowledge. My personal goal: to move students from their current level of understanding to a new and deeper level. I encourage curiosity and lessons are developed in ways that allow students to think, wonder, ask questions and make connections between classroom learning and life outside of school. I will go over general academic flow at Curriculum Night held in September.
We work hard and efficiently in the classroom each day.My goal is for students to leave my classroom loving school, not dreading homework! I am aware of the busy lives you and your family lead and would like to make homework as convenient and as productive as possible!
- To practice and reinforce learning from lessons taught in class
- To complete long term projects or unfinished school assignments
- To learn to manage and organize time
- To develop good study habits which will prepare students for their future school careers
- Homework is taken seriously with quality effort
- Time spent on homework is approximately 45 minutes to one hour four nights a week (FREE Fridays)
- Students are to read nightly for established independent reading goals.
- “Always show your work!” in math
- “Always write in complete sentences!”
- Homework is to be completed by students (with parent review)
- Homework is due on time.